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BSoviero_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Feb 25 2004 - 18:21:11 PST


Hi all!

       I have been toying with the idea of creating centers for my K-5
students. I have seen the idea before...(I think Michal has some center ideas...and
there was a feature about centers in School Arts this month) but I am really
looking for management advice from anyone who has done this successfully. It
would be perfect if I could set it up as one of those "one day lesson" ideas -
but one that teaches itself. I probably would need to set up K-2 and 3-5
centers with directions. My goal really, is to give my students time to explore
art materials and ideas on their own without my input. The centers need to be
somewhat portable by being in bins that I can be set up on each table and put
away at the end of each class. I was thinking I could rotate groups, maybe
have five centers, and we would have center day (I'll need to come up with a
better name) every other month. What do you think? Is it worth all of the
trouble?

Thank you! :)
Breanne Soviero
Long Island
     

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